The Scouts need new leaders – urgently!

The catholic Scouts in Oberursel, the DPSG (Deutsche Pfadfinderschaft Sankt Georg), have a big problem – they urgently need new leaders for their Scout Group.

So much so, in fact, that they started a campaign which has seen newspaper interviews and even advertising boards being rented to find volunteers to join the group.

In the end, five interested people who live in the town turned up to an information evening about the group and the Scouts on Thursday evening (14th March, 2013).

Susanne, Sebastian, Barbara, Fabienne (back row) with three of the guests

Susanne, Sebastian, Barbara, Fabienne (back row) with three of the guests

There is no question that the Scout group is suffering from a lack of leaders.  They have had to close their cub pack to concentrate on the other sections, and so much of their effort is being put into re-opening it with new leaders, supported by experienced members of their fellowship committee.

The guests were given a brief introduction to the history of the group and the workings of the DPSG, before being shown a short film of the group’s trip to the twin town of Rushmoor in 2007.

Their questions, ranging from training issues to the matter of whether members have to be of the catholic faith were also answered.

The Scout group was founded as in 1961 and later merged with the group in Stierstadt.  They celebrated their 50th anniversary during the Hessentag in 2011.

Anyone interested finding out more about joining the group should send an e-mail to


About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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